Hi, can I just live here? Please?
This was our first time at the flower fields in Carlsbad, and it was everything I dreamed it would be. And the pictures Jesse got were everything I dreamed they would be, too 🙈
I think it’s so funny how not even 5 years ago people would still visit places just for the experience, and now people go places just for the picture (guilty 🙋🏼♀️). This adventure was purely for the pictures. A lot of times I feel weird, and even guilty, about going places with that being my motive. Although it’s not 100% my motive, it does play a big part. Jesse was a little grumpy on this day because we were paying just to take a photo, which is understandable (later he relaxed and had fun), but his mom made a good point. As he was complaining she told him (in Spanish) (and I think this is what she said, my Spanish isn’t the best haha) (and I’m paraphrasing) “this is part of her job.” So yeah, it is part of my job. Sure my “job” as an influencer/blogger didn’t even exist 5 years ago, but it does today, and with every business comes an investment of time and money. Also, even though part of my motive is for the pictures, it’s a great excuse to spend time as a family when we would normally just be at home. And it’s an excuse to get ready, instead of throwing on a T-shirt and jeans and calling it good. I enjoy dressing up, I enjoy twinning with my daughter, and I enjoy going pretty places and taking pretty pictures. Styling outfits is part of my creative expression, as is photography and editing photos, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that and I think it’s so amazing that it’s even possible for this to be a “job”!
Oh! I have to talk about our outfits.
I thrifted my dress at Buffalo Exchange for $15 a couple months ago. The brand is Honey Belle, one I’d never heard of. I fell in love with the fabric and the print and, duh, had to have it. I used to be a big dress girl, but haven’t been for a while, and now I’m starting to love dresses again. Especially wrap dresses.
THEN I was scrolling through Instagram and saw Figge posted a photo of their babydoll dress (which I had seen before and dropped over but didn’t make the connection) and I was like “wait a second..”
So I ran to my closet and help the photo up to my dress, and sure enough, it was the exact same fabric. Figge buys deadstock (or leftover) fabric from other LA brands, and that’s how she came across this fabric. I love that because the fashion industry throws away sooo much fabric that’s filling our landfills and polluting our water, so by buying deadstock you’re helping save energy used to make new fabric, and recycling fabric that would have ended up in a landfill.
Shop Ever’s dress here.